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Natural Resources Wales

Project and Monitoring Officer, LIFE Quake

  • Location: North Wales
  • Grade & Salary: G5, £31,490 rising to £34,902 over three years
  • Post numbers: 203229
  • Type of contract: Fixed term until 31 December 2026
  • Work pattern: 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday

Closing date: 4 July 2022

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care and salary sacrifice schemes

Role Purpose

LIFE Quake is an ambitious £5m project funded by the EU LIFE programme, Welsh Government and a number of partners to transform the condition of Transition Mire and Quaking bogs and their associated species, most notably the threatened Marsh Fritillary Butterfly. This rare and much reduced habitat is found in a number of places in Wales, with the project focusing on sites in Pembrokeshire, Mid-Wales, Eifionydd and most notably Crymlyn Bog, near Swansea

As a member of the LIFE Quake project team, you will develop and deliver the ambitious programme of practical site restoration, monitoring and stakeholder engagement work on 1 of the 6 Transition Mire and Quaking bogs SAC sites that are part of the project. You will draw up specifications for practical works and supervise contractors to deliver the ambitious programme.

Key partners in the project are the National Trust, Pembrokeshire Coast and Snowdonia National Park Authorities. The post holder will be seconded to Snowdonia National Park Authority and work under their supervision on the 1 SAC site.

This is an excellent opportunity for people wishing to further their career in biodiversity, conservation and land management.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge of peatland site conservation and management, including experience of the application of management techniques and the management of contractors. (Essential)
  • Terrestrial habitat data collection, analysis and presentation of results including the ability to write clear, concise reports and the use of GIS to analyse and collate data. (Essential)
  • Excellent team working and communication skills and the ability to represent the LIFE project to a variety of audiences including agricultural managers.
  • The ability to undertake physically demanding field work in a variety of weather conditions and terrains. Where necessary/appropriate this includes lone working. (Essential)
  • The ability to currently and legally drive a car in the UK. (Essential)
  • Protected species survey and mitigation (Desirable)

For more information, please visit our website

Closing Date: 04/07/2022  Location: North Wales

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